Padmashree Gehl Sampath

UNCTAD and Adjunct Professor, University of Aalborg.

Dr. Padmashree Gehl Sampath currently works at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in the team that produces UNCTAD’s main flagship, the Trade and Development Report, prior to which she was the Chief of the Science and Technology Section and Team Leader of the Technology and Innovation Report Series of UNCTAD for several years. She is adjunct professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Aalborg with a wide area of work on trade, technology and development issues. Previously, she has worked as a Researcher at the United Nations University-MERIT (2002-2007) and then as a Lecturer on Tenure for Professor for International Development and Innovation at the Open University, UK (2007-2009). Her publications record includes several journal publications, chapters in books and five published books. She is on several boards, including the reviewing board of the Swiss Research Council, and has received awards from the Rockefeller Foundation in 2009 and the Rotary International in India in 2010.



8 December 2017
In this post, the author discusses e-commerce from the perspective of developing countries. By identifying the dependencies in regulating the digital economy, the author argues that digital industrial policies need to be supported through strong international collaboration and commitment towards...

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11 December 2014
La science, la technologie et l’innovation peuvent jouer un rôle important dans le développement. Tous les PMA sont à la traîne dans ces domaines cruciaux qui sont les catalyseurs de la transformation. Souvent, les PMA ne sont pas en mesure de dépasser les technologies obsolètes qui caractérisent...
24 September 2014
This article takes the view that a forward-looking approach is necessary to assist least developed countries (LDCs) in bridging their technological gaps and facilitating their transition to the world trading system. What role could the intellectual property (IP) system play in facilitating this...